2023 Courses

Use our J Term Course Finder to get descriptions, instructor contact information, and if available, a syllabus. Some syllabi may be subject to change and the type of course–on-campus, online-synchronous, online-asynchronous, or blended (meaning a combination of on-campus and virtual meanings)–may change, depending on the University’s Covid-19 safety response. Please note that many on-campus and online-synchronous courses will also include asynchronous content and required assignments. For the most up-to-date course information and to register, use e-Campus, URI’s online system.


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AAF 399: Introduction to Multicultural Psychology


Introductory course focusing on multiculturalism as a major paradigm.

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ACC 199: Financial Accounting for Nonbusiness Majors


Basic concepts used in financial accounting for business organizations.

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AFS 105G: Food from the Sea


Introduction to capture fisheries and aquaculture and their contribution to food supply, methods of production, environmental and ecological considerations, practices employed, processing, and marketing, with a regional New England focus.

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AST 118: Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System


Celestial sphere, Earth, formation of and motions and characteristics of objects in solar system, the Sun, exoplanets, and search for extraterrestrial life.

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AVS 101: Introduction to Animal Science


Animal industry's role in world and national economy; inheritance, growth, physiology, nutrition, and diseases of domestic animals and poultry; geographic distribution and marketing of animal products.

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BAI 310: (BUS) Business Data Analysis with Excel


Introduces intermediate and advanced spreadsheet concepts for business applications.

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BAI 310: (BUS) Business Data Analysis with Excel


Introduces intermediate and advanced spreadsheet concepts for business applications.

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BIO 181G: The Information Age: From Politics to Medicine


How big data affects our society, from advertising to politics to medicine.

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BIO 331: Parasitology


An introduction to the biology of parasitic organisms, including life cycles, infection pathways, and impacts on hosts.

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BIO 396: Biology And Society


A seminar course dealing with the impact of biological discoveries on societal questions and with the social influences that affect biological discovery.

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CCJ 274: Criminal Justice System


The American system of criminal justice, general processing of cases, principal actors, study of theories of criminal law, and pretrial detention and sentencing.

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CHM 100X: Learning to Learn Chemistry


Focus on chemistry fundamentals, enhancing learning skills and creating a growth mindset for students to be successful in CHM 101 or 103.

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CLA 396: Myths of Rome


Nature and function of myth in Roman society; origins and influence of Romanitas as found in Roman literature: history, epic, lyric, novel.

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COM 100: Communication Fundamentals


Integrates basic theory and experience in a variety of communication contexts including public speaking, small groups, and interpersonal communication.

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COM 100: Communication Fundamentals


Integrates basic theory and experience in a variety of communication contexts including public speaking, small groups, and interpersonal communication.

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COM 100: Communication Fundamentals


Integrates basic theory and experience in a variety of communication contexts including public speaking, small groups, and interpersonal communication.

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COM 108G: Spaceship Earth: Communication and Sustainability


Through in-depth study of films, social media and readings students will explore the principles of sustainability and the communication challenges linking scientific evidence, public policies and individual behavior.

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COM 202: Public Speaking


Theory, attitudes and skills essential to effective and ethical public communication.

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COM 315: Environmental Dimensions of Communication


Investigation of individual and mediated sustainability messages, impact of communication on environmental knowledge, attitudes and behavior; design of communication campaigns to affect resource use, community engagement an.

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COM 321G: Social Media and Interpersonal Communication


Explore theories and research on interpersonal communication and social media.

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COM 382: Communication Theory


A critical survey of social science based communication theories; an examination of the nature, processes and functions of communication theory in a variety of contexts.

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COM 382: Communication Theory


A critical survey of social science based communication theories; an examination of the nature, processes and functions of communication theory in a variety of contexts.

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COM 422: Communication and Conflict Intervention


An examination of the role of communication theories in conflict intervention in interpersonal, group, and organizational settings.

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CVE 220: Mechanics of Materials


Mechanical properties of materials; analysis of members under axial, torsional, and transverse loads; stress and strain; beam deflections, and introduction to statically-indeterminate beams and buckling of columns.

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CVE 220: Mechanics of Materials


Mechanical properties of materials; analysis of members under axial, torsional, and transverse loads; stress and strain; beam deflections, and introduction to statically-indeterminate beams and buckling of columns.

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DSP 181G: The Information Age: From Politics to Medicine


How big data affects our society, from advertising to politics to medicine.

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ECN 390: Topics in Economics: Economics of Disability


This course will examine the economic impact of disability, both in cost and contribution, in a nontraditional way.

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EDC 203: Mental Health First Aid


Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.

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EDC 203: Mental Health First Aid


Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.

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ENG 243: The Short Story


Critical study of the short story from the early 19th century to the present.

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FLM 101: Introduction to Film Media


Introduction to techniques of film practice, film history, genres, analysis of film texts, and reading of film images in their aesthetic, cultural, and literary context.

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FLM 101: Introduction to Film Media


Introduction to techniques of film practice, film history, genres, analysis of film texts, and reading of film images in their aesthetic, cultural, and literary context.

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FLM 101: Introduction to Film Media


Introduction to techniques of film practice, film history, genres, analysis of film texts, and reading of film images in their aesthetic, cultural, and literary context.

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FLM 101: Introduction to Film Media


Introduction to techniques of film practice, film history, genres, analysis of film texts, and reading of film images in their aesthetic, cultural, and literary context.

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FLM 101: Introduction to Film Media


Introduction to techniques of film practice, film history, genres, analysis of film texts, and reading of film images in their aesthetic, cultural, and literary context.

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FLM 205: History of Film II


A survey of world cinema from the 1950's to 2000, examining the production, distribution and exhibition of narrative, documentary and experimental among other forms of film.

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GWS 150: Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies


Images of women, the theories and processes of socialization, historical perspectives, and implications for social change.

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GWS 310: Race, Class, and Sexuality


Interconnections among race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality and the impact of sexism, racism, classism, and heterosexism are investigated.

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GWS 325G: International Women’s Issues


Focuses on women's rights in a global context, ideologies and practices that deny women equal status in society, including violence against women, freedom and democracy movements and women's rights.

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GWS 330: Gender and the Holocaust


This course will examine the Holocaust, Nazi ideology, and antisemitism from the perspective of gender.

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GWS 350: Special Topics-Women Studies: Women and Health


This course offers a broad introduction to health issues that affect women’s bodies and minds, along with the historical, structural, political, economic, and cultural factors that influence our understanding of health and illness.

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GWS 350: Special Topics-Women Studies: Women and Mental Health


Selected areas of study pertinent to gender and women's studies.

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GWS 360: Men and Masculinities


Examines from a feminist perspective, the values, beliefs, myths, realities, research and writings about men and masculinites in contemporary United State life.

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HDF 130G: “This is Us”: Individual and Family Development


Students in this course will learn about contemporary issues of human development, family systems, and cultural diversity based on the television show, This is Us.

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HDF 130G: “This is Us”: Individual and Family Development


Students in this course will learn about contemporary issues of human development, family systems, and cultural diversity based on the television show, This is Us.

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HDF 205G: Money Skills for Life


An interdisciplinary framework to review important personal financial issues and to offer applicable tools to help students make good financial choices on earning, spending, borrowing, protecting, investing and saving money.

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HDF 205G: Money Skills for Life


An interdisciplinary framework to review important personal financial issues and to offer applicable tools to help students make good financial choices on earning, spending, borrowing, protecting, investing and saving money.

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HDF 290: Modern Leadership Issues


Introductory leadership class.

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HDF 357: Family and Community Health


Individual, family and community health concerns throughout the lifespan.

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HDF 357: Family and Community Health


Individual, family and community health concerns throughout the lifespan.

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HDF 381: Exploring Internships in Human Service Agencies


To prepare HDF students to identify goals and professional interests in human services before applying for Senior Field Placement.

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HPR 344: Experiencing Film in Rhode Island


This 8-day experiential course involves meeting with Rhode Island film professionals, and viewing films in theaters, in various locations around the state.

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INE 315: (BUS) Legal Environment of Business


An introduction to the origins, framework, and concepts of the legal environment of business.

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ITR 300: Career Planning: Concepts & Skills: Career Pathways in HDF


This section of ITR 300 is a career and professional development course specifically tailored to Human Development and Family Science majors.

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ITR 300: Career Planning: Concepts & Skills: Career Rhode Trip for Economics


Students in this section of ITR 300 will identify personal strengths, interests, skills and values as they relate to career exploration and decision making.

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ITR 300: Career Planning: Concepts & Skills: Career Strategy and Coaching


Students enrolled in this course will develop effective career strategies and receive one-on-one career coaching to build professional skills and tools.

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ITR 300: Career Planning: Concepts & Skills: Careers in Health & Healthcare


Identify personal strengths, interests, and professional values related to career exploration.

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ITR 300: Career Planning: Concepts & Skills: Cultivating Mindfulness & Professional Well-being


Students in this ITR 300 section will build the capacity for resiliency, happiness, and success in career and life by examining personal strengths, interests, and values.

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ITR 300: Career Planning: Concepts & Skills: Exploring Careers in Justice


This hands-on course engages students with justice-focused organizations within different career sectors, including private business, government, and nonprofits.

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ITR 300: Career Planning: Concepts & Skills: Personal Branding & Networking


Students in this section of ITR 300 will develop self-awareness of their strengths through completion of the CliftonStrengths assessment.

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ITR 300: Career Planning: Concepts & Skills: Pharm. Science Rhode Trip


Students will identify personal strengths, interests, and professional values related to career exploration in pharmaceutical sciences.

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JOR 340: Public Relations Strategies


Principles and procedures in public relations: emphasis on role of the public relations practitioner as a specialist in communication; analysis of publications produced as a part of public relations.

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KIN 123: Foundations of Health


Development of attitudes and practices that lead to more healthful living.

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KIN 123: Foundations of Health


Development of attitudes and practices that lead to more healthful living.

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KIN 123: Foundations of Health


Development of attitudes and practices that lead to more healthful living.

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KIN 243: Prevention And Care Of Athletic Injuries


Conditioning, use of physiotherapy equipment, massaging, taping and bandaging technique.

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KIN 275: Introduction to Exercise Science


Introduction to the field of exercise science.

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LAR 201: Survey of Landscape Architecture


Introduction to landscape design theory and composition as an applied art form.

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LHR 532: Seminar in Labor and Employment Law


Advanced seminar to review and evaluate current issues and changing trends in selected aspects of labor and employment law.

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LHR 546: Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution


Examination of the interpersonal dynamics of negotiations and conflict resolution processes, including interest-based or collaborative bargaining in a variety of contexts; e.

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LIB 150: Search Strategies for the Information Age


Introduction to the exploration and practice of information literacy and library research concepts and skills, with an emphasis on the communication of information in today's world.

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MBA 576: Advanced Topics In Mgt.: Conslt Appr to Problem Solving


This course is designed to enhance structured problem solving ability in students, by using a management consulting approach.

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MCE 262: Statics


Newton's laws of force systems in equilibrium and their effects on particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies.

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MCE 263: Dynamics


Kinematic and kinetic study of motion of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies, acted upon by unbalanced force systems, using both scalar and vector methods; development of methods of analysis based on the direct application of Newton's laws, work-energy and impulse-momentum principles.

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MCE 466: Introduction to Finite Element Method


Application of the finite element method to problems in mechanical engineering including plane elasticity, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics.

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MGT 341: (BUS) Organizational Behavior


Introduction to organizational behavior; focus on individual, interpersonal, team and organization factor, and how these shape individuals behaviors at work.

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MGT 345: (BUS) Business in Society


Examination of the contemporary social, political, cultural, legal and ethical forces that shape the business environment.

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MKT 367: (BUS) Marketing Research


Describes the nature and scope of marketing research activities.

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MKT 475: (BUS) Social Media for Marketing: Analytics and Strategy


Analyze a brand's social media positioning, apply analytical skills to social network data for marketing research, and develop strategies for social media marketing that help meet broad marketing objectives.

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MTH 107: Introduction to Finite Mathematics


Concepts and processes of modern mathematics concerned with sets, the theory of probability, and statistics.

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MUS 101: Introduction to Music


Fosters a better understanding and appreciation of the world's great music.

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MUS 101: Introduction to Music


Fosters a better understanding and appreciation of the world's great music.

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MUS 106: History of Jazz


The nature and origin of jazz and its development as an American folk idiom: European and African heritages, blues, ragtime, dixieland, boogie-woogie, swing, bop, cool, funky, gospel, jazz-rock, free-form, and progressive.

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MUS 106: History of Jazz


The nature and origin of jazz and its development as an American folk idiom: European and African heritages, blues, ragtime, dixieland, boogie-woogie, swing, bop, cool, funky, gospel, jazz-rock, free-form, and progressive.

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NFS 207: General Nutrition


Fundamental concepts of the science of nutrition with application to the individual and community.

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NFS 207: General Nutrition


Fundamental concepts of the science of nutrition with application to the individual and community.

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NFS 207: General Nutrition


Fundamental concepts of the science of nutrition with application to the individual and community.

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PHL 101: Critical Thinking


Identification, formulation and evaluation of both inductive and deductive patterns of reasoning.

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PHL 212: Ethics


Evaluation of major ethical theories.

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PRS 340: Public Relations Strategies


Principles and procedures in public relations: emphasis on role of the public relations practitioner as a specialist in communication; analysis of publications produced as a part of public relations.

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PSC 274: Criminal Justice System


The American system of criminal justice, general processing of cases, principal actors, study of theories of criminal law, and pretrial detention and sentencing.

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PSC 377: Politics of China


Institutions of the Chinese system including the Communist Party, the state system, the bureaucracy, and the army.

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PSY 399: Introduction to Multicultural Psychology


Introductory course focusing on multiculturalism as a major paradigm.

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PSY 442: Psychology of Exceptionality


Survey of the major issues underlying the classification, institutionalization, and treatment of persons with mental, physical, psychological, and educational disabilities.

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SCA 255: (BUS) Operations and Supply Chain Management


Operations management problems in global and domestic environments.

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SOC 100: Introduction to the Sociological Perspective


Sociological approaches to inequality and contemporary social issues regarding race, ethnicity, class, gender.

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SOC 242: Sex and Gender


Explores sex and gender through a critical lens focused on social construction and institutions.

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SOC 242: Sex and Gender


Explores sex and gender through a critical lens focused on social construction and institutions.

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SPA 489: The Spanish-American Narrative: Transnational Caribbean Narratives


Traces the development of fictional prose in Spanish America from the colonial period to modern times as a reflection of cultural and societal changes.

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SPC 325: Leadership, Power, and Oppression


Explore the culturally relevant leadership learning (CRLL) model.

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STA 220: Statistics In Modern Society


Introductory statistics exploring and understanding data, relationships between variables, randomness and probability.

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STA 409: Statistical Methods in Research I


Same as STA 308, but is for students who have better mathematical preparation.

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SUS 108G: Spaceship Earth: Communication and Sustainability


Through in-depth study of films, social media and readings students will explore the principles of sustainability and the communication challenges linking scientific evidence, public policies and individual behavior.

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SUS 261G: Waste Not, Want Not: Sustainable Lean Production


Students will learn about sustainability and the science and impact of decisions regarding the design, production, and consumption of goods.

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SUS 315: Environmental Dimensions of Communication


Investigation of individual and mediated sustainability messages, impact of communication on environmental knowledge, attitudes and behavior; design of communication campaigns to affect resource use, community engagement an.

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THE 338G: Ethical Dilemmas in Contemporary Theatre


Exploration of ethical dilemmas raised by contemporary dramatic works and the history of theatre as a tool for social activism.

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TMD 390: Career Development for the Fashion Industry


Exploration of career options in the Fashion and Retail Industry.

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UCS 160: Success in HigherEd Learning Environments


Analyze learning and studying in college settings; Assess college learning needs, apply effective study and work management strategies to academics, and improve metacognitive awareness and academic skills.

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WRT 302: Writing Culture


Experience with writings that sustain or reshape culture.

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